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How Can a “Bee Box” Help Protect a Beehive?


June 24, 2021

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that when used according to the label, pesticides “Do not cause an unreasonable risk of harm to people or the environment”. All too often it is believed that pollinators (particularly ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Amy Vu, Brett Bultemeier, Educational Training, Honey Bee, Honey Bee Research And Extension Lab, Honey Bees, Honeybee, Insects, Integrated Pest Management, Jamie Ellis, Pest, Pest Management, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticides, Pests, Pollination, Pollinator Week Cross Pollination, Pollinators, Pollinatorweek, Sylvia Willis, Ufhbrel, UFHoneyBee, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension
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2021 Spring Virtual Bee College Registration is OPEN!


February 5, 2021

Join the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory for the 2021 Spring Virtual UF/IFAS Bee College! Image Credit: Suzy Rodriguez, Department of Entomology and Nematology Description Join the University of Florida, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Food Safety, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Beecollege, Beekeeper, Beekeeping, Beekeeping Calendar, Bees, BeeWorkshop, Cflandscapes, Educational Training, FloridaBeekeeping, GoGators, Panhandle Agriculture, Pest Management, Pests, Pollination, Research Update, UF, UF/IFAS, UFBugs, UFHoneyBee, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension, UniversityofFlorida, Varroa

Pollinator Wanna-bees?


May 22, 2020

This is a guest post by Kelly Laplante, an undergraduate student and research assistant in the Dale Lab at the University of Florida Entomology and Nematology Department. With the arrival of spring and warmer weather, you may have noticed ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: Beneficial, Beneficial Insects, Biological Control, Entomology, Insects, Pest Management, Pollinators, UFBugs, UFIFASExtension, What's Bugging You?
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Research update: Honey Bee Nutrition


November 15, 2019

The UF/IFAS Honey Bee Lab has collaborated on research that has led to two publications related to honey bee nutrition in 2019. Below are summaries of the research and the links to their full publications. More publications from the UF/IFAS ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bees, Honeybee, Pollination, UFBugs, UFHoneyBeeLab

Bug Word of the Day: Central-Place Forager


April 6, 2018

Central-place foragers are animals that return to the same nest in between foraging trips, collecting their food, or food for their offspring, in an area around that nest. Animals that are not central-place foragers instead roam continuously, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Bees, BugWeek, Entomology, FAQ, Insects, UFBugs

Bug of the Day: Sweat Bee


April 6, 2018

If you are outside on a hot day working in the gardening, or taking a walk through a park, you might find a shiny bee resting on your sweaty skin. It is probably a sweat bee! Sweat bees are a large, diverse group of bees in the family Halictidae ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Bees, BugWeek, Entomology, FAQ, Insects, UFBugs

Bug Word of the Day: Proboscis


April 5, 2018

Elephants, mosquitoes, and butterflies share something in common – they have a proboscis! A proboscis is simply a long appendage coming out of an animal’s head, and is used to describe the nose or snout of a vertebrate, like an elephant, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Bees, BugWeek, Entomology, FAQ, Insects, UFBugs

Bug of the Day: Bella Moth


April 5, 2018

Not all moths are night creatures. In fact, one of the most colorful moths in Florida, the bella moth Utetheisa ornatrix, is active during the day when we can admire its beauty. The wings of the bella moth are a combination of orange, pink, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Bees, BugWeek, Entomology, FAQ, Insects, UFBugs

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